ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a stomach virus, one day after hitting his NL-leading 19th home run.
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Beltran went straight home after Wednesday night's 1-0 win over Chicago. Matheny said Beltran's condition became worse and he went to the emergency room at a local hospital. The manager believes Beltran did not spend the night at the hospital.
Matheny said Beltran "possibly" might be available to pinch-hit, if necessary.